New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Tim Heidecker & Jonathan Rado

Posted by Amoebite, May 16, 2016 06:47pm | Post a Comment

What happens when Tim Heidecker and Foxygen's Jonathan Rado buy records for each other? Turns out they get a lot of the same stuff. Like Bruce Springsteen's Darkness on the Edge of Town. The only difference? Rado opted for the cheaper, used copy with "some wear" on it, while Heidecker picked out a brand new copy for his partner.

Tim Heidecker In Glendale

Actor, writer, director, and musician Tim Heidecker is probably best known as one half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric. Alongside his musical partner Davin Wood, he has written lyrics and sang on songs featured on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. The two teamed up as the '70s soft rock inspired duo Heidecker and Wood, releasing the albums Starting From Nowhere (2011) and Some Things Never Stay the Same (2013). Heidecker and his band The Yellow River Boys also released the album Urinal St. Station on Drag City Records in 2013. In 2016, Heidecker announced his latest album, In Glendale (out May 20) would be released through Jonathan Rado's Jagjaguwar imprint, Rado Records.

Rado is a founding member of Foxygen as well as a solo artist aligned with Woodsist Records. His debut solo LP, Law & Order, was released in fall 2013, following the breakthrough success of Foxygen's We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Rado will accompany Heidecker on the road for a brief West Coast tour this spring. Catch them at the Teregram Ballroom in Los Angeles May 22, and at The Independent in San Francisco June 2.

What else did they get for each other? Well, Randy Newman's Good Old Boys both seemed to be a favorite of the two, and Heidecker was sure to point out how the public's perception of Newman has changed since he started writing songs for Toy Story and other Pixar children's movies. The two also recount a Newman concert they attended that was being drowned out by St. Vincent on a neighboring stage. Warren Zevon's Excitable Boy prompts a conversation between the two about his sordid biography. Also in their bags: some Elvis CostelloBurt Bacharach, and The Kinks, who Rado would take over The Beatles and The Rolling Stones any day. Heidecker, may not agree...

But which music legend's artwork for a classic album does Tim Heidecker call "a child's painting, done by an adult man?" You'll have to watch the video to find out:

Tim Heidecker & Jonathan Rado - What's In My Bag?
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